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Linyanti Bush Camp

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- Abundant dry-season game viewing
- Tranquil waterside location
- Wide range of activities

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Linyanti Bush Camp is a small, traditional tented camp situated on the banks of the Linyanti Marshes within the Chobe Enclave, a private concession bordering the vast Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. Easily accessible by air via the nearby Saile airstrip, the camp’s location within the private reserve ensures much lower vehicle congestion than in the main national park.

The Linyanti Marshes are the main water source for this region, attracting an impressive diversity of wildlife, particularly during the May/Oct dry season. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are frequently spotted, along with lion, leopard, hippo, crocodile, wild dog, sable and roan. The area boasts spectacular birdlife all year round.

Shaded by trees, the camp’s wood and canvas main building is comfortably and traditionally furnished. Guest areas comprise lounge, bar, and dining area, all with sweeping views of the wetlands. A pleasant campfire area overlooks the water, and there is a modest swimming pool. Meals are served communally, either indoors or by the fire, and special diets can be accommodated. Electrical charging points are available in the main area.

Activities include day and night game drives, guided walks, game viewing from hides, and bird watching. Fishing (catch and release), boating excursions, and mokoro canoe safaris are available, water levels permitting. Between April and November, guests can take to the skies in an exhilarating half hour helicopter excursion.

Guest accommodation comprises six well-appointed, Meru-style canvas tents. Each unit contains either one double or two single beds fitted with mosquito nets, plus bedside tables and lamps, a comfortable sofa, clothes storage and luggage rack, and a writing desk with chair. All tents have an ensuite bathroom with fixed shower, hand basin with hot and cold running water, and flush toilet. Outside is a private veranda and seating with tranquil views.

Children aged seven and over are warmly welcome and an additional bed may be requested to accommodate up to three family members (including at least one adult) per tent. Note that families with children under 12 years of age must book a private vehicle for game drives at additional cost. However, families numbering five or more are automatically allocated a private vehicle, free of charge. Although there is a minimum age restriction of 16 years for guided walks, nature walks around camp provide a good alternative. The camp is unfenced and wild animals, including elephants, do wander through, so parental supervision is essential at all times.

With its peaceful waterside location, relaxed atmosphere and variety of activities, Linyanti Bush Camp is a great option for those seeking a reasonably priced and authentic safari experience.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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